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Sweet Chestnuts

Sweet chestnuts have a delicate woodsy taste and work well in this yummy dessert with vanilla and cream!
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 kg sweet chestnuts
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Cream to garnish


Boil the chestnuts in water and peel the skin offs. Mince half the chestnuts and add sugar.

Place the peeled nuts in milk with vanilla powder. Keep aside.

In a pan add the chestnut paste and sugar and cook until it becomes like thick paste.

Put the puree in a plastic bag, cut the corner and squeeze the paste in circular shape.

Add the glassed chestnuts into the puree nest.

Garnish with the cream and serve.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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